"Bridge" for Alphabe For Sky Watch For Weekend Reflection
For Scenic Sunday
My brother was the tour guide to this unknown treasure, called Fraelemaborg. It has much of a castle with a moat around it, but no.
An entrance arch to the estate
A " borg" is an estate to protect the harvest from robbers. This started in the middle ages, and is one of the two in the Netherlands.. Fraelemaborg is close to Groningen, the capital in the NE province of Holland (in Slochteren).
Driveway to the bridge
Fraelemaborg was already was built before 1300 A.D. as a brick house with thick walls. By 1670 the Borgheer De Sandra Veldman expanded the house with two side wings, so that the house had now a U-form.
A map of the grounds and the coat of arms
Hubby took a pic at the front left window, so you see part of the inside -
am stealing it for Sky Watch and Weekend Reflection:)
A moat was also built around it. In the 19th century, the forest behind it was landscaped and marked by romantic English features
. In 1972 a Groninger foundation took over the borg from the family Thomassen to make it a museum. On the left in front the former farm now serves as a coffee house and on the right (not pictured) a coach house with a gallery.
Hope you enjoyed this short tour!